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Amateur Radio Buff Makes Contact With International Space Station

07/08/2015 10:26 BST | Updated 07/08/2015 10:59 BST

An amateur radio enthusiast has turned his garden shed into a state-of-the-art tool that allows him to successfully make contact with the International Space Station (ISS).

Adrian Lane, a former lorry driver, spent weeks timing the perfect window of opportunity to say hello to the space station as it flew 200 miles above him at 18,500 miles per hour.

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According to The Daily Telegraph, the 52-year-old was able to have a 50-second conversation with the astronauts, while the station was in range for four minutes.

Lane admitted that being able to have a chat with the ISS "blew his mind" and that the "adrenaline was pumping a little bit."

"I said to them how wonderful earth must look from up there.

"They said 'oh Adrian, it's amazing, you can't imagine what it looks like from up here'.

"He said it was very dark but when you look down at Earth it is full of colour. I basically asked who he was and how things were in space that day. It was such a rush.

"I was buzzing. It's not every day you get to talk to some guy out in space.”

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